how to draw a christmas tree with lights easy for kids

How to Draw a Christmas Tree with Lights

I love Christmas.

And this year, I am adding multiple Christmas drawing tutorials and today I am going to teach you how to draw a Christmas Tree with lights.

All of these Christmas drawing ideas are for beginners.

I’ve already done a few tutorials including Rudolph and a Christmas Pudding and I covered another tutorial on drawing a Christmas Tree with Presents here.

This is what you’ll learn to draw today:

color the presents

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a Christmas Tree with Lights – Step by step for beginners and kids

We are going to be using very simple shapes for this drawing tutorial.

Let’s begin with a rough sketch of the tree – for this, we will first draw a very long pointy triangle – this is going to be our Christmas tree.

draw a triangle

Next, we will draw a rough sketch of the star on the top – this is going to make drawing the Christmas tree really easy.

draw a star

We are done with the rough sketch!

Let’s begin drawing the Christmas tree.

Next, draw the star outline using a marker or any drawing tool. We are going to erase the rough sketch later.

draw over the star

Next, draw 2 short lines at the side of the tree under the star.

draw 2 short lines

Now, let’s complete the first row of the fig tree by drawing a wavy line connecting the two short lines like this:

draw the first row of the christmas tree

Next, repeat the same process and draw a second row.

draw the second row of the christmas tree

Easy, isn’t it?

Repeat this two more times and you’ll have finished drawing your Christmas tree.

draw the next few rows

Lastly, draw the bark of the tree.

draw the bark

Now, this isn’t a Christmas tree without decorations.

So, let’s draw some lights on the tree. I’m going to draw a wavy line in the first segment of the tree – note the pink arrow.

draw a small wavy line in the first row

Now, add little bulbs (these will be our Christmas lights) all around the wavy line.

draw the light bulbs

Repeat this for the whole tree – I am going to make some space in the 3rd segment, because I want to draw a small face here.

draw more lights in the christmas tree

Once you’re done drawing all the lights, draw a small face in the 3rd segment if you like – I like making all my objects kawaii so I do this. You can skip it if you want a plain tree.

draw a face on the tree

And we’re done!

Let’s color the Christmas tree and the lights now.

Erase all the rough lines before coloring your tree

First, we’ll start by coloring:

  • The tree green
  • The bark brown
  • And the star yellow
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color the tree

Next, you can color the Christmas lights any color you want. I am going for red and blue because that’s what I used at home when I was little.

color the christmas tree lights


You’ve learned how to draw a Christmas tree with lights!

You can draw this on a Christmas card or a sweet Christmas banner.

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this Christmas Tree with lights.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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